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2.2 Creating, saving, and managing documents

This lesson is all about document management. You’ll learn how to create, save and manage documents in your Workspace — a key skill as you start doing more in Sketch.

Some UI in this video is outdated — no worries, this doesn’t affect how things work. We’ll share an updated version soon!

Key learnings

  • You can save documents to your Workspace or locally. Use My Drafts to store documents that you don’t want other members of the Workspace to see — perfect for personal projects or ideas that aren’t quite ready for you to share.

  • Choose File > Open Workspace document… or use the keyboard shortcut CommandO to open a document in the Mac app.

  • Drag and drop a local document into the Workspace window to save a copy in your Workspace.


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Joseph Todaro

Head of Video at Sketch

Joseph is our Head of Video at Sketch. He brings over a decade of product, design, and education experience. Before joining Sketch, he was a Senior Product Designer at InVision and was also responsible for the design education courses for InVision Studio and DSM.

While designing in-flight entertainment software at Fuse IFX, he migrated his team to Sketch – a tool that would go on to change the way he works. Eventually, he founded as a side project to share his knowledge and passion for the tool.

Joseph currently teaches UI and UX design at the Laguna College of Art and Design. He continues to share resources with the design community through projects like,, and

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